from drawings of J. White, who was sent thither for that purpose. Picart has copied them in his Religious Ceremouies of all Nations; as Speed from drawings of the same person borrowed the frontispiece of his folio edition in 1611. 1 Theodore, the father, engraved the plates to the Latin Narrative of the Cruelties of the Spaniards in America, published in 1598. About the same time appeared De Brie's great work, entitled, Descriptio Indiœ Orientalis et Occidentalis, nineteen parts, five vols. folio. This is done much in the same manner with Hariot's account of Virginia. Theodore 2 the younger engraved the heads for Boissard's collection of eminent persons.
besides the plates which I have mentioned in the first volume of this work, p. 275, 3 drew and engraved representations of the several actions while the Spanish Armada was on the British coasts. These charts were published by Augustine Ryther, 1589. 4
I have now cleared my way to the era from whence Vertue intended to date his account of our engravers ; that is, from the last years of Elizabeth. Yet, so unable had he been to amass materials sufficient to be moulded into a history, that I find only brief notes till we approach to modern times. The satisfaction, therefore, that I cannot give to the antiquary, must be a little compensated by assisting collectors. In default of anecdotes, I shall form some, however imperfect, lists of the works performed by the elder masters. These will be chiefly supplied from my own collection and from Ames's 5 printed catalogue of____________________